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Any competent web search will reveal literally thousands of on-line'references' to invisible radiation photography - close to 600 for ultraviolet and many more for infrared. Mostly these sites are personal publication of images by enthusiastic people anxious to share their images and techniques with others. They are mostly unscientific in their approach. Trivia abound: there is also a huge amount of ignorance and misinformation. Sites repetitively link to one another and invariably one finds that there are really only a very few significant and worthwhile contributions to the body of knowledge. We have selected a short list of sites on the basis that they are either manufacturers of relevant materials or equipment, sites that exemplify particular applications or they contain helpful and accurate information for the practitioner. They are in no particular order.
The main manufacturer of continuous ultraviolet sources for nearly one hundred years. Products and information.
Major supplier of photographic filters including ultraviolet transmission and infrared absorption.
Edmund industrial's comprehensive web site. Supply every type of filter for scientific work in invisible radiation - both broad spectrum and narrow pass-band interference.
Rolyn Optics California. Supply wide range of UV transmission filters.
Manufacturer/supplier of B+W UV absorbing filters.
Supply a ready made 'ultraviolet enabled' copy stand set up for ultraviolet photography of gels. Useful if one has large numbers of gels to photograph regularly.
Commercial manufacturer of the "UV detect" camera - a 'ready made' reflected ultraviolet camera targeted at the cosmetic and personal skin care industry. The UV detect camera is a single lens reflex camera equipped with Ultra 1200 electronic flash, and Kodak Tri-X film, a 90mm macro lens and a 315 - 390nm ultraviolet transmission filter. A twin lensed version is also manufactured which records both the reflected ultraviolet and normal control onto a single sheet of Polaroid film - inevitably the images are very small.
Manufacturers of a simple ready made 'office' camera system for ultraviolet photography. Targeted particularly at dermatologists. Questionable advice on what the images are actually demonstrating.
Famous New York photo store supplying almost everything for invisible radiation photography on-line.
The home for all filter/adapter ring supplies in the UK, if they don't have it they'll make it for you.
Filter Connection - comprehensive selection of filters for all purposes.
Suppliers of excellent 'tunable' xenon arc light sources. Interference filters, advice, training and more for the forensic imaging scientist.
A good site for marine biologists wanting to attempt underwater ultraviolet/blue induced fluorescence. They supply complete accessory kits with lights sources filters etc.
Manufacturers of the "Scenescope RUVIS" camera. Primarily designed for forensic applications - especially scene-of-crime fingerprinting.
The National Library of congress access point and search engine giving access to over 11 million references in the biomedical literature back to the 1960s. An invaluable resource.
Excellent (1997) description of spectral selectivity, notation, and the use of Photoshop for spectral separation. Other brief details of UV and IR photography.
Alex Ryer's excellent on-line treatise on the properties, behaviour and measurement of light. Sponsored by International light and well worth registering to get a copy.
Part of the personal web site of one of America's leading scientific photographic educators - Andrew Davidhazy, with several helpful papers on both ultraviolet and infrared photography in addition to a variety of other topics.
Robert Monaghan's personal web site containing some useful practical tips - especially for the manufacture and use of simple quartz lenses for extended ultraviolet recording.
Eliades personal web site with useful, practical, information and examples of applications of invisible radiation photography to archaeology.
Very basic information on reflected ultraviolet photography and many examples of applications to mineralogy.
A brief article on photographing minerals with reflected ultraviolet radiation from a commercial company selling light sources etc.
Some useful information for digital camera users.
Michel Barran's brief biography of Robert Williams Wood - the father of invisible radiation photography. With references and further links.
Dr Paul J Weber's condemnation of the use of laser surgery following reflected ultraviolet photography to identify "sun damaged" skin.
Detecting frauds and repairs on Oriental rugs with ultraviolet light.
The web abounds with reports on the use of reflected ultraviolet, fluorescence and infrared photography for the detection of fraud in the art world. This is a typical example.
Norwegian nature photographer, Rørslett's personal website a mine of Nikon information and some interesting experiments in reflected ultraviolet in colour and with digital cameras.
Japanese website by Fumio Yokozawa. Difficult to understand and lacking in detail but intriguing results from experiments with ultraviolet and colour film.
Miksik like Rørslett and Yokazama has experimented with Fujichrome RTP for recording ultraviolet images.
Hogan's personal web site; significant only in that it reports the use of Fuji RTP colour film for false colour reflected ultraviolet photography.